Simple perineal and elaborated perineal posterior urethroplasty.


Journal Article (Review)

A pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect (PFUDD) can present in varying lengths and degrees of complexity. In recent decades the repair of PFUDD has developed into a reliance on a perineal anastomotic approach for all but the most complex cases, which might still require an abdominal transpubic approach, or rarely a staged skin-inlay procedure. There is now controversy about the extent to which the perineal repair needs to be elaborated in individual patients. As originally described, the elaborated perineal approach comprises four steps that are used sequentially, as required, depending on the magnitude of the urethral defect. These steps are urethral mobilisation, corporal body separation, inferior wedge pubectomy and supra-crural urethral re-routing to the anastomosis. We present a review of the progressive repair, its reported use and outcomes and our recommendations for its continued use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Webster, GD; Peterson, AC

Published Date

  • March 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 17 - 23

PubMed ID

  • 26019973

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26019973

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2090-598X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.aju.2015.01.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States